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depurative

[ dep-yuh-rey-tiv ]

adjective

  1. serving to depurate; purifying.


noun

  1. a depurative agent or substance.

depurative

/ -rətɪv; ˈdɛpjʊˌreɪtɪv /

adjective

  1. used for or capable of depurating; purifying; purgative


noun

  1. a depurative substance or agent

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Word History and Origins

Origin of depurative1

First recorded in 1675–85; depurate + -ive

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Example Sentences

I have found bitartrate of potassium the most grateful and efficient saline for depurative action.

In other cases—and this is especially true of malarial hmaturia—depurative medication becomes paramount.

Purgatives should be used for their depurative effects, and never as antiphologistics.

At this stage of the disease it is right to assist the depurative work of nature.

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